As our TV sleuth Michael Ausiello reported Saturday from TCA, Showtime unveiled a preview for their new Matt LeBlanc series, Episodes, with this hilarious clip in which the producers ask the Friends actor to audition for the role of…himself (caution: language NSFW:

This makes me forgive LeBlanc (a little) for Joey. The best part, hands-down, has to be the room of leather-clad actor wannabes rehearsing “How you doin’?” Also, LeBlanc’s silver streaks? I like!

If this clip is any indication, Episodes is exactly the fresh comedy an ex-Must See TV star needs. It looks like our former Friends are taking the Julia Louis-Dreyfus route of post-sitcom stardom. First there was Lisa Kudrow (The Comeback, R.I.P.), then Courteney Cox Arquette (Cougar Town), now LeBlanc and most recently Matthew Perry with his newly announced ABC show.

What do you guys think of the clip? Does it make you excited for Episodes?

Episode Recaps

Cougar Town
Courteney Cox stars in Bill Lawrence’s ensemble comedy
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